Students Treat Seniors to Thanksgiving Feast


It has been a tradition in Tri-Town for 25 years now. Every year on the weekend before Thanksgiving, the students at Old Rochester Regional Junior High School treat Tri-Town seniors to a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The event goes on like a well-oiled machine now after 25 years, with many of the same […] Read more »

Their Silent Voices


We positioned the floral arrangement at the footstone placed by the local veterans group, put there in memory of my father’s honorable service in World War II. He, like many thousands of other men and women, returned to his home forever changed, but never ever talked about the experience of war. Today we understand the […] Read more »

Giving Mindfully This Holiday Season


Some gifts just can’t be put in a box, wrapped and tied with a bow. Some you can’t even hold in your hands, while others may be literally handed to one, but given to another –to a person across the world you might not ever meet in this life. These are the gifts the Friends […] Read more »

Library Hosts a Storybook Wedding


The library will always be more than just a building designed to house books. It is a place where epic love stories dwell, where romantic poetry lies peacefully, protected; it is the home to the tales of a hundred loves that live on, petrified and bound in paper like jewels kept secret inside unlocked boxes. […] Read more »

Soap Box Derby Accelerates Food Drive


It’s one of the highlights of the year for Marion’s Cub Scouts Pack 32. Well, every other year, that is. The Biennial Soap Box Derby is an exciting event when kids ages 6 to 11 get to rev up their imaginations and design their winning soap box cart. This year may have been a little […] Read more »

Tabor Talent, Round One


This weekend was the first of two fall drama productions, Human Geometry. Written by Tabor Academy English and drama teacher Mark Howland, the original comedy “blurs the lines of gender roles” and explores the way mathematical concepts can be used to define friendships and romantic relationships. Howland has written seven drama productions for Tabor Academy, […] Read more »

Honoring Our Veterans


A full house at Old Hammondtown School celebrated Mattapoisett veterans and all veterans on November 11, and with hundreds in attendance it was possibly the largest turnout ever for the annual event. Photos by Jean Perry Read more »

Tri-Town to Honor Vets with Ceremonies


November 11 is a significant date in history – for the United States and for the world. At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, “the war to end all wars” was officially over when the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect. We now annually […] Read more »

A Holiday By Any Other Name


Once upon a time, there were two holidays and one festival whose names evoked joy. The holidays were Thanksgiving and Christmas. The festival that preceded them was known as Halloween. Then a frighteningly terrible thing happened – the power of mass marketing coupled with the retail engines of commerce blended them all together. Now we […] Read more »

Drag Racing Legends


Two former Mattapoisett men who made quarter-mile drag racing history in the 1960s brought home the California gold in 2015. In October of 1958, David Vermilya from Atkinson Way and two of his friends headed toward Southern California stuffed in a 1932 Ford pickup truck. Vermilya owned a 1934 Chevy powered Ford convertible, but opted […] Read more »